'Last Resort' and '666 Park Avenue' Canceled by ABC

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November 16th, 2012

The Cancellation Bear is beginning his Thanksgiving feast a week early. Just a few hours after the cancellation of Partners, two more shows have been axed. Per The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has canceled its freshman dramas Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Each show will air all 13 episodes that were shot, but will not continue beyond episode 13, despite the additional scripts that were ordered. There is already some speculation that Nashville could take over 666 Park Avenue's time period. We will post more details as they become available.

  • 1123.6536.5321

    The finale of Park Avenue should have John Locke entering 4 8 15 16 23 42 into a computer but instead of 42 he enters 43 – the building shakes and rumbles then gets sucked into black hole. Roll credits.

  • JulieDawn

    And further to that…..I know that we are unlikely to get any real resolution since the final scripts are more than likely finished and pre-production already started for them. But if the networks would allow more cancelled programs to wrap up properly they would:

    1)be able to release the 13 eps on DVD as a self-contained series and maybe reap a little more revenue that way (depending of course on who ‘owns’ the shows).
    2)might avoid having p**ssed off viewers who will then be more likely to invest in other new shows in the future, if we know we will actually get a resolution whether they last 13 or 130 episodes.

    If some kind of weird miracle happened and the show in question was brought back somehow someway somewhere, it should certainly not be impossible for half-decent writers to come up with a new story for a new season of any show!

  • Dóchas

    Does anyone know what ABC’s mid-season replacements are? I admit to not keeping up. At all.

  • Bobby

    Was dreading this announcement for weeks. :( oh well it’s such a shame that two great shows get cancelled with awful ratings. I just don’t understand..:( if only DVR/onlineviewing counted……tv companies only care about advertisement and not the actual viewers. Something needs to change.

  • glover

    Rachael Taylor have no luck

  • r0ckmypants

    Maybe now Last Resort can submit as a Miniseries to the Emmys and get a much-deserved nomination for Andre Braugher.

    RIP to both shows. I really like Last Resort and will continue to watch as long as it airs.

  • Sarah

    I’m glad I decided to stop watching 666 a few weeks ago. Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams are way too good for that show.

  • JC

    Not a good day for me and the cancellation Bear. I loved both shows

  • Anthony

    I’m really starting to give up on television as a whole. I understand there are rising costs associated with producing television. Networks need to give shows a chance. So of the longest running and biggest shows were not hit shows in the first season, or even second season. I’m getting tired of decent shows being canceled because a network like ABC (owned by Di$ney) cannot bleed a little cash every now and then in order to keep people employed and give shows a chance.

    There is a big difference between shows “not being a hit” in their first season, and being abject failures. Hell, Last Resort was beat by the CW yesterday, that is never something you want to have on your resume.

  • Zed

    Do shows that change timeslots midseason have any chance of getting a bump? Or do they fall even more?
    I just don’t get all the posts saying it’s a great move to put Nashville on Sundays.

  • r0ckmypants


    Body of Proof
    Zero Hour
    Red Widow (8 episodes)
    Wife Swap
    How to Live with Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
    The Family Tools

    Plus possibly Wipeout and new cooking show The Taste, neither of which were specified as spring or summer. Mistresses was also originally planned for summer but could turn up on the spring schedule.

  • Rebecca

    @Old Man
    Thanks again. Yeah, after Chuck ended I don’t fight for more shows to last longer, lol. I just enjoy what’s left. Two of my comedies are ending this season anyway (30R and Office), with time for me to mourn in advance (not really sad they’re leaving, though).

  • Mi

    I wanted both these shows to perform better, but once they debuted it was clear they were heading this path. Too bad, and I’m glad I passed on watching them.

  • rob60990

    I called this in the next cancellation thread! :D

  • Kristine

    Are you reading something I’m not? The 13 episodes have already been shot. There won’t be a finale or a “proper ending”, there will just be an ending.

    Not at all surprised by these cancellations.

  • enes

    NOOOOOO i love 666 Park Avenue well at least we have the books though, in january will come out the #3 book of 666 Park Avenue called ” The Lost Soul”

    So sad i mean even Vanessa Williams was just today on Ellen to talk about the show :(

  • John A

    Anyway if ABC would just kill Happy Endings and Apt 23 they would make all decisions necessary.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “With these two cancellations by ABC, do you expect them to cancel another drama by winter? or Will they stay with what they have on the schedule?”

    I can’t imagine any other ABC dramas getting the hook before May. Not sure when they might take action on comedies. Apt. 23 is most at risk, but its a sophomore, and they typically don’t get yanked early.

  • Dóchas

    Thank you. Nothing on that list interest me in the least. :(

  • a p garcia

    I can’t say that I am surprised but I feel some ABC executive, who hates the military, is really celebrating because they put Last Resort on opposite BBT & 2.5 Men. It is ironic that TMD is still on the air. Maybe Fox or NBC will pick up Last Resort.

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